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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Renewal 2020-2021
Begins:July 1, 2020
Ends:June 30, 2021
Late joins are welcome.
EDS Negotiation Background
Partner libraries who subscribe to EDS are agreeing to the following:
- 1 Year License with a 3-Year Commitment - EBSCO has agreed to an annual license; however, to lock in these deep discounts, BC ELN negotiated a three-year good faith commitment for participants, as has been the case in the past. Of course, in the case of economic emergencies, institutions may drop at the annual renewal with no penalty. July 1, 2020 represents the first year of this three-year term.
- Price increases - Prices will increase 2% each year.
III and EDS
We are aware that EBSCO and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) have joined together to enable tightly-integrated access between EDS and Innovative's Encore Synergy discovery platform, where Encore is the front end system for EDS content. Please note, we have been told that those institutions wishing to work with III on integrated access between Encore and EDS must negotiate with III individually. Those institutions will therefore not be subscribing through BC ELN, nor will they be counted towards the participation discount.